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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pant \Pant\ (p[.a]nt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Panted; p. pr. & vb. n. Panting.] [Cf. F. panteler to gasp for breath, OF. panteisier to be breathless, F. pantois out of breath; perh. akin to E. phantom, the verb prob. orig. meaning, to have the nightmare.] 1. To breathe quickly or in a labored manner, as after exertion or from eagerness or excitement; to respire with heaving of the breast; to gasp. [1913 Webster] Pluto plants for breath from out his cell. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly; -- often used with for or after. [1913 Webster] As the hart panteth after the water brooks. --Ps. xlii. 1. [1913 Webster] Who pants for glory finds but short repose. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate, or throb; -- said of the heart. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. To sigh; to flutter; to languish. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] The whispering breeze Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees. --Pope. [1913 Webster]